Yugoslavia: Red Cross Postal Tax Stamps


17 September 1933. Red Cross. Printed in letterpress by State Printing Works in Belgarde. Perforation comb 12½, perforation line 11½ is very rare. In obligatory use during the Red Cross Week (third week of September) in 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1937.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
50 para, red and blue
1 White line separating the upper left corner from the rest of the design. Yugoslavia 1933 Red Cross stamp error cracked form
2 Comma sign between letters ЦРВЕНИ and КРСТ. Yugoslavia 1933 Red Cross stamp error comma between CRVENI and KRST
3 Letter O in POUR filled with color. Yugoslavia 1933 Red Cross stamp error letter O filled with color

 

1 January 1947. Red Cross. Printed in letterpress. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 7 January 1947.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 White area on the hill. Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp error:

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color spill (red cross). Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp error: color spill

 

5 November 1949. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 11 November 1949.

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp plate flaw Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp plate flaw: letter N in NEDELJA damaged Top of the first vertical stroke of letter Н in НЕДЕЉА damaged to top. 6
II Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp error: color on country name Big colored spot connecting letters G and O in JUGOSLAVIJA.
Note: part constant.
25

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp error: print phases

 

1 October 1950. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 8 October 1950.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Sloping scratch below 1950. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error: scratch
2 Horizontal scratch below 1950. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error
3 White dot on the bottom horizontal stroke of letter Е in НЕДЕЉА. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error damaged letter
4 Horizontal white line connecting left frame and woman’s hand. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error: white line
5 Red Cross broken.

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error shifted print phases

 

7 October 1951. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 14 October 1951.

Note: colored dots and spots, which derive from foreign particles on printing plates, are quite common on stamps of this issue. Most of them are coincidental. In the table below are described only those examples that were found on multiple sheets.

POSSIBLE COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
0.50 din, bue and red, regular stamp
1 Additional cord between the left hand and the flag.
Found on the 8th field.
Yugoslavia 1951 Red Cross stamp error
2 Blue drop on the flag, just above the index finger of the left hand.
Found on the 74th field.
3 Two blue dots on the flag.
Found on the 78th field.
4 Two blue dots on the flag and a sloping blue line next to the right frame.
Found on the 83rd field.
5 A red and a blue dot on the upper left part of the flag.
Found on the 92th field.
6 A red and a blue dot on the left part of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 95th field.
7 Red dot between the right hand and the flag (right stamp).
Found on the 96th field.
8 Blue dot on the lower right corner of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 98th field.
9 Blue dot to the left and red dot to the right of the red cross (right stamp).
Found on the 99th field.
0.50 din, emerald green and red, due stamp
1 Red dot on the upper left area of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 67th field.
Yugoslavia 1951 Red Cross due stamp error
2 Sloping red line next to the left frame (right stamp).
Found on the 68th field.
3 Green dot on the far left side of the flag and red dot above the top frame, above letter Г of ЦРВЕНОГ.
Found on the 69th field.
4 Red dot on the far left side of the flag.
Found on the 70th field.
5 Green dot on the flag above red cross, red dot above top frame, above letter Р in КРСТА.
Found on the 77th field.
6 Green dot on the far left side of the flag and next to the left frame.
Found on the 79th field.
7 Green dot on the bottom far left side of the flag and next to the left frame.
Found on the 80th field.
8 Red spot on the upper right part of the flag, red dots and lines next to the upper left corner.
Found on the 89th field.
9 Red spot on the upper right part of the flag, red line on the left side of the flag.
Found on the 90th field.
10 Red spot on the left side of the flag.
Found on the 95th field.
11 Green dot on the left side of the flag, two red dots on the right.
Found on the 99th field.

 

25 October 1953. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 1 November 1953.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Upper left horizontal line of the red cross damaged.
Found on the 95th filed.
Yugoslavia 1953 Red Cross postage stamp error

 

4 May 1958. Red Cross. Printed in photogravure by ZIN in sheets of 90 (9 x 10). Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 10 May 1958.

CONSTANT VARIETIES.
Note: all listed varieties appear on the same fields both on regular and postage due issues (overprinted PORTO)
Field number
I Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp plate flaw Blue dot below S in JUGOSLAVIJA Blue dot below S in JUGOSLAVIJA. 70
II Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp flaw Blue color spill in front of the girl's face Blue color spill in front of the girl’s face. 60
III Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error Red dot under the numeral 2 next to the pitcher Red dot under the numeral 2, next to the pitcher. 51
IV Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error Blue dots between letters L and A in JUGOSLAVIJA and next to the apron Blue dots between letters L and A in JUGOSLAVIJA and next to the apron. 73
V Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error red dot below JUGOSLAVIJA Red dot below letters O and S in JUGOSLAVIJA. 82
VI Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp plate flaw blue dot above top frame Blue dot above top frame. 22
VII Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp plate flaw red spot next to letter LJ in NEDELJA Red spot right from letter Љ in НЕДЕЉА. 67
VIII Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp plate flaw red vertical scratches Vertical red scratches across the design. 18

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Big red spot in the field above letter S of JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Red dot below letter V of JUGOSLAVIJA.

 

30 April 1962. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 12 May 1962.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Foreign object on printing plate. Yugoslavia 1962 Red Cross stamp error: deformation
2 Foreign object on printing plate and shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1962 Red Cross stamp error shifted print phases

 

26 April 1971. Red Cross. Printed in offset by ZIN. Perforation comb 12½.
In obligatory use between 2 and 9 May 1971.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
0.20 din, blue, yellow, red
1 Foreign particle on printing plate: letter j in jugoslavija damaged. Yugoslavia 1971 Red Cross stamp error: deformed jugoslavija
2 Foreign particle on printing plate: spot to the right from letter к in акција. Yugoslavia 1971 Red Cross stamp error foreign particle

 

7 May 1977. Red Cross. Printed in offset in sheets of 48 (6 x 8). Perforation comb 13¼. In use between 7 and 14 May.

1. FREQUENT CONSTANT VARIETIES (found on more than 50% of available sheets)
A. Red phase Field number
RI Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Red dot left from the Red Lion and Sun society emblem Red dot left from the Red Lion and Sun society emblem.
Found on all three values.
2
RII Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Horizontal red line below the right hand Horizontal red line below the right hand.
Found on 20 and 50 para stamps.
45
RIII Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Red dot between the left hand and Red Crescent emblem Red dot between the left hand and Red Crescent emblem.
Found on 20 and 50 para stamps.
11
0.50 din Field number
I Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Hair-like line above top frame Hair-like line above top frame (left stamp). 10
II Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Indentation and a dot at the top of right frame Indentation and a dot at the top of right frame. 11
III Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Red dot left from the right hand Red dot left from the right hand (left stamp). 26
IV Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Long red vertical scratch in the upper left area of the design Long red vertical scratch in the upper left area of the design. 25
1 din Field number
I Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Thin vertical line above the top frame above letter Р in ЦРВЕНИ Thin vertical line above the top frame above letter Р in ЦРВЕНИ. 13
2. LESS FREQUENT CONSTANT VARIETIES (found on less than 50% of available sheets)
0.50 din Field number
I Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error White dot on top frame aboe Red Cross emblem White dot on top frame aboe Red Cross emblem. 29
II Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Horizontal line left from the word MIR Horizontal line left from the word MIR (right stamp). 27
III Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error White dot below Red Cross emblem White dot below Red Cross emblem. 26
IV Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Dark dot between the Red Cross emblem and denomination value Dark dot between the Red Cross emblem and denomination value. 19
1 din Field number
I Yugoslavia 1977 Red Cross stamp error Disturbance on color between denomination number and Red Cross emblem Disturbance on color between denomination number and Red Cross emblem. 46
SHEETS
0.20 din
0.50 din
1 din

 

8 May 1983. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 13½. Printed in sheets of 50 (10 x 5). In obligatory use between 15 August and 15 October 1983:

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number Sheets
I Yugoslavia 1983 Red Cross stamp error: Red dot above letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA Red dot above letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA.
Note: appears on both values but not on every sheet.
14

 

8 May 1985. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 13¼. Printed in sheets of 50 (5 x 10). In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1985:

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Two white circles on the red field on the left side Two white circles on the red field on the left side. 32
II Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle above the third boy's head White circle above the third boy’s head. 11
III Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Red circle on the red field on the right side Red circle on the red field on the right side. 15
IV Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle on the red field on the left side, next to the first boy's head White circle on the red field on the left side, next to the first boy’s head. 42
2 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Red line in letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA Red line in letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA. 17
3 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle on the red field on the left side White circle on the red field on the left side. 40
4 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Lilac dot on the red field on the right side, next to boy's head Lilac dot on the red field on the right side, next to boy’s head. 45
SHEETS
1 din
2 din
3 din
4 din

 

8 May 1987. Red Cross – for better living of children. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10 – 10¾. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1987.

Denomination Circulation Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Macedonia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia
Central Kosovo Vojvodina
2 din 218.000 + +
4 din 116.000 +
5 din 1.248.000 + +
6 din 404.000 +
7 din 140.000 +
8 din 67.000 +
10 din 903.000 + + +
11 din 403.000 +
12 din 20.000 +
14 din 603.000 +
17 din 103.000 +
20 din 2.560.000 + + +

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
5 din, multicolored
1 Double black print or offset. Yugoslavia 1987 Red Cross stamp error: Double print or offset

 

MACEDONIAN RED CROSS ISSUE (officiality contested)

Front cover

Inner cover

Content
Note: imperforate sheets produced in equal numbers

Back cover
Perforated printing sheet
Imperforate printing sheet

 

8 May 1988. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1988.

Denomination Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Macedonia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia
Central Kosovo Vojvodina
4 din +
8 din +
10 din + + +
12 din +
20 din +
30 din +
50 din + + +

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
20 din, blue, gray, red
1 Partially perforate. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp error: Partially perforate
2 Shifted red frame. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp error: Shifted frame
50 din, blue, gray, red
1 Perforation error: shifted perforation. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp perforation error

 

MACEDONIAN RED CROSS ISSUE (officiality contested)

Front cover

Inner cover

Content
Note: imperforate sheets produced in equal numbers

Back cover

 

8 May 1989. 125 years of Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1989.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
160 din, blue, silver, red
1 Deformed lower frame due to a foreign particle on printing plate. Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Deformed lower frame due to a foreign particle on printing plate

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Michel Südeuropa 2005/2006, Band 2 (2005), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-682-5